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Abiqui Lake

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Address: Hwy 84/285 and Hwy 96, Abiquiu, NM
Phone Number: +1 505-685-4433

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Blue Beauty in the hills

Amidst the vistas painted by Georgia O'Keefe, there is a man made body of water that sparkles blue against the red cliffs. Lake Abiquiu is a splendid oasis in the arid parched... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Amidst the vistas painted by Georgia O'Keefe, there is a man made body of water that sparkles blue against the red cliffs. Lake Abiquiu is a splendid oasis in the arid parched landscape. After visiting and hiking some natural wonders northwest of Santa Fe, We dipped Our bare feet into the cool waters of this lake. It was a wonderful... More 

Thank axel42
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Enjoy the location where many artist have created great paintings. A good place to pull over and take in the view

Thank derek653
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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332 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Beautiful lake where many kayak enthusiasts to and artists to paint. It's lovely this time of year with all the folliage..a must see!

Thank susan s
Santa Fe
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97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is one of our favorite lakes to kayak in New Mexico. The water is clean and there are lots of areas to explore. This lake does have fast-moving boat traffic, so it is necessary to be aware of boats around you. The launch is easy to use and boaters are generally courteous.

Thank ValSantaFe
Washington, the State
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376 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We enjoyed our walk around the visitor center (it was closed, however), and tried to get some good photos of the cliffs.

Thank simivalley1699
Windham, Maine
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is a reservoir, and as an easterner somehow doesn't appeal. The dam is a large dike (pile of earth), so nothing to show the engineering. We ended up just driving by.

Thank Wevansme
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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231 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We have been at the lake many times and usually admire it from the park bench, eat a picnic lunch, or just take photos. This is a picturesque lake in all seasons. There is a small campground, but we have not stayed there. It is not far from Ghost Ranch, so check it out if you need a place to... More 

Thank mysugarpie
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 477 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was in the middle of nowehere and you come down from the high plains to a very pretty lake (although not with a great deal of water) and very pretty countryside.There were good viewing and picnic facilities around the lake.

Thank Oldjack
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stopped here to stretch our legs and sat at one of the picnic tables. Very quiet and just a very peaceful place to sit and relax.

Thank HummingbirdLover
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Stunning place. The views from the campground are breathtaking. There is only one section with hook ups. They get reserved quickly, but if you can dry camp this place should not be missed. Wenche and Harry, the resident park attendants are wonderful! They just couldn't be nicer! There are plenty of toilets and showers, water sources, and a dump site.... More 

Thank doddsteacher

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